Are older users’ needs being met within the “Winter Wellness” Programme?

Winter can be a difficult time for older people. A London Borough Council is proactive at providing access to social care, health services and local charities to help people through the winter period in order to improve health and reduce feelings of isolation.

To understand user needs and if this service was meeting those needs, a “discovery phase” was carried out, namely through interviews with older people.

4
week project
Accessed
hard-to-reach community
10
interviews

Overall, the service was meeting user needs and it was suggested that the service continued as it had a significantly positive impact on the residents in the London Borough.

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Highlights:

  • Accessed a hard-to-reach community
  • User research led to improvements in service delivery
  • 10 interviews
  • 4-week project

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